Project Executive- MEP (2534)

Project Management/Ops Team  |  Garden Grove, California, United States  |  175129

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Who is Southland Energy? 

As a division of Southland Industries , Southland Energy is a national provider of performance-based energy and infrastructure solutions with roots in one of the nation’s leading MEP building systems companies.  We leverage our design build engineering and construction expertise to help our clients reduce their operating expenses, renew their infrastructure, and make their facilities more resilient. Southland Energy combines a self-performance project delivery model with world-class energy engineering expertise to develop, construct and sustain the most cost-effective and reliable solutions in the industry. 

Why Join Southland Energy?  

Southland Energy is rapidly growing to meet our clients’ demands for providing turn-key facility life-cycle solutions.  We’re building an industry-leading team with the capabilities to plan, execute, and sustain all elements of our clients’ energy infrastructure,    

As a privately held Company, we have the autonomy, agility and flexibility to quickly develop and execute customized solutions that meet our clients’ unique and diverse goals. Our employees experience a streamlined business structure that encourages innovation and entrepreneurial spirit while also providing the tools and support necessary to deliver outstanding projects for our clients. 

Our people-first culture provides opportunities for personal and professional Development and our work environment is progressive, exciting, supportive, and fun. 

If you're ready to own your success and be a part of an industry-changing team, then Southland Energy is for you! 

What will you do?
As the Project Executive you are responsible for managing a large project team/multiple project teams, or multiple small projects including staffing and performance appraisals.   As the Project Executive you will serve as the primary point of contact for project teams, being an integral piece of successful completion, and a mentor for junior level project staff.

Some key accountabilities you will have as the Project Executive include…

  • Work with sales and development teams on constructability and financial reviews
  • Develop the construction budget, which includes Subcontractor Pricing and Internal costs
  • Participate/oversee subcontractor RFPs
  • Write, review and execute Owner Contracts, Subcontractor Contracts, Professional Service Agreements, Vendor and Equipment agreements
  • Participate in project meetings internally and with client when required
  • Successfully manage multiple trades and disciplines
  • Successfully manage a portfolio of projects, including personnel and financial planning, project budget management and reporting, as well as utilizing internal computer based financial management tools
  • Provide project status updates to client and leadership
  • Maintain solid client relationships and continuously sources opportunities for revenue
  • Develop and implements project strategies
  • Manage budget reports, cost and revenue projections, change orders, etc. for project
  • Participate in project meetings with internal departments
  • Delegate work and serves as mentor to project team. Provides coaching and performance feedback as necessary.


Things you may have done before

  • Have a Four-year degree in Engineering, or applicable experience
  • Have a minimum of 12 years of experience in Energy Project Management, including minimum 5 years of people management experience
  • Have mastery knowledge of applicable systems, such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing, EMCS, etc., as well as all design engineering aspects
    • Mastery level knowledge may be relative to 12 years of experience in the above noted systems.
    • The preferred experience for this job would included the knowledge for all systems above, not just the necessary years of experience in a single system
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communication with all levels of employees, clients and general contractors
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Proven ability to lead a large team
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Strong computer skills, including COINS financial management system and Microsoft Office Products, such as Excel, Project

How will you grow with the organization? 

Southland Energy prides itself on impressive, sustainable growth and our philosophy on talent is no different.  All Southland Industries divisions commit to Attracting the right talent, while fostering talent retention through diverse career experiences. 

How does Southland make sure you are growing in your career?  Along with training opportunities, Southland Industries’ “connected solution” approach provides opportunities to work both with industry experts in the Energy division as well as across all Southland divisions to gain unique exposure to these construction and engineering disciplines. Through this cohesive and collaborative work dynamic we often see our people change roles, teams, divisions, and locations as they grow with the company and progress in their career! 

YOU Matter


As an employee-owned company, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes excellent benefits for you and your family:

  • 401(k) Plan with 50% Company Match(no cap) and immediate 100% vesting
  • Annual bonus program based upon performance, profitability, and achievement
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance – 100% Paid for Employee
  • Term Life, AD&D Insurance, and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Disability Income Protection Insurance
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Plans (Health and Dependent Care)
  • Holidays/Vacation/Personal Time/Life Events Leave
  • Numerous training opportunities and company paid membership for professional associations and licenses

For more information on Southland Industries, please visit our web site: Southland Careers or on Facebook or LinkedIN or Twitter

To hear what our employees are saying about working at Southland Industries, check out our Career Video - Working at Southland

Southland Industries and all its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing our employees with a safe work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Southland Industries are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, gender, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Southland Industries will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

**All employment offers are contingent upon successful, drug test, background check and professional reference checks. ****We are not able to offer sponsorship of employment at this time**

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What we look for in our project engineers and project managers is effective problem solving and the ability to facilitate team-oriented discussions that can lead to the implementation of solutions. If you thrive on managing large-scale projects, mentoring others and are passionate about safety, then this is the track for you.

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